Robert John Christy, Jr.

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  • Name: Robert John Christy Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 1, 1938
  • Date of Death: July 25, 1995 (56 years old)
  • Parents: Robert, Sr. and Elsie Christy
  • High School and Class: 1956 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: A1C (Airman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Air Force
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    After serving in the United States Air Force, Robert returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota and worked for Blandin Paper Company, since 1962. He was currently a systems information manager.

    He was active in the Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Association as the youth coordinator and also as a coach. He served for 17 years on the Blandin Credit Union Board and was a member of the Data Processing Management Association. He was active in the Midway Bowling League and was a member of the Pokegama Men's Golf League and the Blandin Golf League.

    Preceded in death by his father, Robert Christy, Sr. and a sister, Phyllis; he is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons, Dale and Deron; his mother Elsie; three sisters, Marilyn Stark, Maryann Prigge, and Patricia Bastle; five brothers, Dennis "Chub", Charles, David, Richard, and Douglas; and two granddaughters.

    Robert died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-A-11-20)

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